I caught that little bit too! Thanks for pointing it out and an important point. I would have never thought of antacids.
I came across something on a possible method to breakdown the mucous. There aren't enough hours to do all the research reading that I want to do. In any case, if I find corroborating information I'll be making a post.
Someone recently showed me a link on Megan's post about ficin. She did say, however, that she didn't take it long enough. I hope that she tries it again.